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EarlG

(21,703 posts)
Tue Oct 25, 2022, 06:44 PM Oct 2022

I have some sad news to report -- bluecollar2 has passed away

I was informed earlier this evening by his aunt that bluecollar2 has passed away suddenly. She asked me to pass this news on to you all, and to add him to DU's In Memoriam page.

As bluecollar2 he was a member of DU since January 2017, but he only created that account after the infamous 2016 election day hack interfered with a lot of people's access to the site. Prior to that he was known as BlueCollar, and he joined in May 2001, just a few short months after DU was founded.

His aunt informs me that he valued all of you as a trustworthy source of information, particularly when it came to information about Medicare. He was an avid Liverpool supporter, and aside from the main political forums, his favorite group on DU was the Soccer/Football group.

My condolences to his aunt and to the rest of his family. We'll remember him on the In Memoriam page as BlueCollar -- member since 2001.

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I have some sad news to report -- bluecollar2 has passed away (Original Post) EarlG Oct 2022 OP
RIP, BlueCollar/bluecollar2 ms liberty Oct 2022 #1
RIP, cilla4progress Oct 2022 #2
Condolences to his family. SheltieLover Oct 2022 #3
Thanks for letting us know, EarlG. greatauntoftriplets Oct 2022 #4
Condolences to his family rurallib Oct 2022 #5
Rest In Peace BlueCollar/bluecollar2. My sympathy to his livetohike Oct 2022 #6
RIP MuseRider Oct 2022 #7
So sad......thanks for letting us know. a kennedy Oct 2022 #8
Oh geez. 🕯 blm Oct 2022 #9
Sincerest condolences to his family Docreed2003 Oct 2022 #10
We can't afford to lose even one. He will be missed. trof Oct 2022 #11
My sympathies to his family & friends. -nt CrispyQ Oct 2022 #12
So saddened to hear this. hlthe2b Oct 2022 #13
Thanks for letting us know. Earl. wnylib Oct 2022 #14
Another DUer in the, "In Memoriam" file. SergeStorms Oct 2022 #15
Thank you for your message and compassion Earl G. So sad whenever a member passes. Evolve Dammit Oct 2022 #16
My thoughts, too... JudyM Oct 2022 #36
Amen Evolve Dammit Oct 2022 #38
Thanks for passing that on, EarlG - I will miss him. n/t TygrBright Oct 2022 #17
Lighting a candle..... alittlelark Oct 2022 #18
Rest in power, brave spirit. My deepest sympathies to his loved ones and niyad Oct 2022 #19
Oh no! Recursion Oct 2022 #20
EarlG............ Upthevibe Oct 2022 #21
Peace to you Bluecollar2 and to your family. mahina Oct 2022 #22
So sorry... RIP... CaptainTruth Oct 2022 #23
So long to a veteran DUer. lpbk2713 Oct 2022 #24
RIP BlueCollar. CottonBear Oct 2022 #25
RIP angrychair Oct 2022 #26
a final farewell, my brother I am so sad to hear of this. peacebuzzard Oct 2022 #27
DU will remember him BigmanPigman Oct 2022 #28
RIP Peacetrain Oct 2022 #29
I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. herding cats Oct 2022 #30
Rest gently. MiHale Oct 2022 #31
condolences to all of his family and friends. Richard D Oct 2022 #32
Bless you, bluecollar2. calimary Oct 2022 #33
Condolences to his family and friends. TheBeam19 Oct 2022 #34
Condolences to his family. A real OG. Pepsidog Oct 2022 #35
Lighting a virtual candle, in appreciation, and sending wishes of salin Oct 2022 #37
Rest in Peace mountain grammy Oct 2022 #39
Sad XanaDUer2 Oct 2022 #40
🕯🕊💙🥲 Cha Oct 2022 #41
Thank you for letting us know, EarlG. RIP to Blue Collar & condolences to his family. Hekate Oct 2022 #42
Bittersweet. RIP BlueCollar/BlueCollar2 ... KPN Oct 2022 #43
Deepest sympathy and best wishes to his family and friends. pandr32 Oct 2022 #44
Sad news... Tom Yossarian Joad Oct 2022 #45
❤️ ✿❧🌿❧✿ ❤️ Lucinda Oct 2022 #46
So sorry to hear this. Condolences to his loved ones. highplainsdem Oct 2022 #47
:( Solly Mack Oct 2022 #48
R.I.P BlueCollar Backseat Driver Oct 2022 #49
My deepest condolences choie Oct 2022 #50
RIP raising2moredems Oct 2022 #51
Cross gently BlueCollar. MontanaMama Oct 2022 #52
Very sad news. Beacool Oct 2022 #53
... pazzyanne Oct 2022 #54
... littlemissmartypants Oct 2022 #55
My deepest sympathies to bluecollar2's aunt Fla Dem Oct 2022 #56
Condolences to his family. PlutosHeart Oct 2022 #57
....... Laffy Kat Oct 2022 #58
R-I-P BlueCollar 🕯️nt Raine Oct 2022 #59
one less small family farmer Kali Oct 2022 #60
Thank you so much for letting us know. Coventina Oct 2022 #61
... Skittles Oct 2022 #62
☹️ 🫂 ☹️ Silver Gaia Oct 2022 #63
So sorry to hear! BlueMTexpat Oct 2022 #64
You'll Never Walk Alone BlueCollar ornotna Oct 2022 #65
Perfect sentiment. LisaM Oct 2022 #75
R.I.P. dalton99a Oct 2022 #66
R.I.P. Bluecollar Niagara Oct 2022 #67
RIP BlueCollar2 Bettie Oct 2022 #68
... Beartracks Oct 2022 #69
... UpInArms Oct 2022 #70
Deepest sympathy to his family and friends malaise Oct 2022 #71
This message was self-deleted by its author malaise Oct 2022 #72
I am so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to his family and friends. crickets Oct 2022 #73
... William769 Oct 2022 #74
Sad wendyb-NC Oct 2022 #76
Thank you for letting us know! Pacifist Patriot Oct 2022 #77
RIP gopiscrap Oct 2022 #78
Rest in Peace, bluecollar2. mia Oct 2022 #79
RIP 💔 luvallpeeps Oct 2022 #80
Rest in Peace, BlueCollar. KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2022 #81
RIP mzmolly Oct 2022 #82
Damn. LisaM Oct 2022 #83
Love and strength to his family proud patriot Oct 2022 #84
... Different Drummer Oct 2022 #85
Oh God, I can't... Aristus Oct 2022 #86
My condolences Chautauquas Oct 2022 #87
... Nevilledog Oct 2022 #88

SheltieLover

(57,073 posts)
3. Condolences to his family.
Tue Oct 25, 2022, 06:49 PM
Oct 2022

Rest in power, Bluecollar/Bluecollar2.

Healing vibes on the way to his family. 💓💓💓

hlthe2b

(101,275 posts)
13. So saddened to hear this.
Tue Oct 25, 2022, 07:12 PM
Oct 2022

I light a candle for him tonight and will keep all his family and friends in my thoughts.

Be at peace, BlueCollar/BlueCollar2.

SergeStorms

(18,572 posts)
15. Another DUer in the, "In Memoriam" file.
Tue Oct 25, 2022, 07:19 PM
Oct 2022

There's just too damned many old friends in there. Rest in peace, dear Democrat. Rest in peace.

niyad

(110,969 posts)
19. Rest in power, brave spirit. My deepest sympathies to his loved ones and
Tue Oct 25, 2022, 07:26 PM
Oct 2022

friends.

Thank you for letting us know, EarlG. And thank you for memorialising him from his original date.

peacebuzzard

(5,091 posts)
27. a final farewell, my brother I am so sad to hear of this.
Tue Oct 25, 2022, 07:56 PM
Oct 2022

Condolences to the family and all of his kindred spirits.
In solidarity... 🥀 this is sad indeed.

calimary

(80,155 posts)
33. Bless you, bluecollar2.
Tue Oct 25, 2022, 08:13 PM
Oct 2022

And wherever you are, thank you for all the posts and participation!

Virtual hugs to his family, and to you, EarlG, for letting us know.



salin

(48,954 posts)
37. Lighting a virtual candle, in appreciation, and sending wishes of
Tue Oct 25, 2022, 08:23 PM
Oct 2022

finding peace and comfort where possible through the grief to his family, loved ones and all whose lives he touched.

Fla Dem

(23,156 posts)
56. My deepest sympathies to bluecollar2's aunt
Tue Oct 25, 2022, 11:54 PM
Oct 2022

And all his family.
Thank you also to EarlG for a warm and sensitive Obituary.

My bluecollar2 Rest In Peace.

Coventina

(26,734 posts)
61. Thank you so much for letting us know.
Wed Oct 26, 2022, 01:11 AM
Oct 2022

I remember him, but I don't think I've seen one of his posts in years.

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